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Video From ‘Blog of the Week’ Broadcast: Enjoying the Moment

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Panic About Anxiety on WBRE's PA Live!Earlier this week, I wrote about how Panic About Anxiety was chosen as ‘Blog of the Week’ on PA Live!, a lifestyle program local to northeastern Pennsylvania and broadcast on WBRE-TV.

And now, you don’t just have to take my word for it — I’ve got video proof! Check it out here.

I sincerely hope that it brings a few folks within the viewing area to my blog — especially my posts about my own struggle with anxiety might help someone to feel a little bit less alone.

This is probably the right time to tell you a story about one of my last grad school classes: Intercultural Communication. After a semester of learning about various cultural traditions and value orientations, my professor took a few minutes at the end of our very last class to discuss something personal: living in the moment.

It was May, and graduation was right around the corner. The class was filled with undergraduate seniors and second-year grad students — most of whom were about to be finished with school forever.

His speech went a little something like this:

Panic About Anxiety Featured as ‘Blog of the Week’ on WBRE’s PA Live!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I was honored to be chosen as this week’s PA Live! Blog of the Week on WBRE-TV.

Your Anxiety & Panic Haiku: Keep Them Coming!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

There’s only one rule we’re following here on Panic About Anxiety for National Poetry Month — we’re writing haiku. A haiku is a short & simple poem that’s written 5-7-5 — five syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the middle, and 5 syllables in the last line.

That’s it. The rest is up to you.

April is National Poetry Month: Share Your Anxiety-Related Poems

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

What do you have to say about anxiety? Can you work it into a haiku?

6 Ways to Reconnect With the Warming Earth

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

But it’s finally time to emerge from those fluorescent-lit caves that we call home during the coldest months. It’s time to get back outside and reconnect with nature after avoiding it for so long.

Panic Disorder Progress Report: I’m Struggling, But I’m Proud (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Panic disorder is part of my life now. There’s no use in trying to deny it and trying to push myself to conform to my old standard of “normal”.

Panic Disorder Progress Report: I’m Struggling, But I’m Proud (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

And my dream is that you’ll read about these situations, identify with them, and feel comforted knowing that it’s not just you.

Anxiety Society: Larry’s “Ruthless” Rejection of “Needless Pessimism”

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Larry’s antidepressant medication didn’t help to lighten his self-criticism. He tackled that piece on his own.

Brain: Was That a Touch or a Metaphor?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Let’s say you had a rough day. You didn’t stick sandpaper up to today’s date on the calendar, did you?

Anxiety Society: Re-wiring Negative Thought Patterns with Hypnotherapy

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Turns out, hypnotherapy is nothing like that silly spectacle of stage hypnosis. What can it do for anxiety, panic, and phobia sufferers? How can it change our negative thought patterns?


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